Aqib Talib on New England Patriots Culture vs. Los Angeles Rams Culture
Former Berkner Ram Aqib Talib is back in the Super Bowl again for the first time since Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos.
Super Bowl 50 saw Talib and the Broncos defeat the Panthers, in which was Payton Manning’s last game. This time he is back with the Los Angeles Rams, but he is also familiar with the Patriots culture and locker room being that he was a member of that locker in 2012-2013.
During his media scrum, Talib was asked to describe the difference in both the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots’ culture regarding being yourself. Talib responded with Gronk is being himself and expressing his personality in everything he does. The question was clearly drawn from that fact that Patriots head Coach Bill Belichick is often seen as a stern and stoic man of few words. However, Rob Gronkowski is quit the opposite.
Talib was asked the question what advice is would he give some of the young players who haven’t been in the Super Bowl before. Talib stated its really nothing you can say to them because it is a new experience every single time no matter how many time you been there. You can not take these opportunities for granted because you might not get here again. Talib’s answer is rather deep because he understand that no two games are the same, especially when it’s the biggest game of the year. Opponents change and so must one’s team.
The secondary of the Los Angeles Rams seemed to look and play diferently without Talib in the lineup nursing and injury. However, his veteran leadership seemed to steer the rest of the guys on that side of the ball back in the right direction at just the right moment in time this season. The LA Rams will most certainly lean on his experience in Super Bowl LIII against a very cunning Tom Brad-led offence.